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UKRAINE – forthcoming opinion – country visit

11/11/2019 - 12/11/2019

Kyiv - In the framework of the preparation of the opinion on recent amendments to the legal framework in Ukraine governing the Supreme Court and judicial self-governing bodies, a Venice Commission delegation participated in a series of meetings which took place in Kiev, from 11 to 12 November 2019.

This opinion was discussed at the December 2019 Plenary session of the Commission (6-7 December 2019, Venice).

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During the current Covid-19 pandemic, national governments are taking exceptional measures to slow down the spread of the virus. On numerous occasions, the Venice Commission examined the limits of such emergency powers. The Commission has consistently underlined that State security and public safety can only be effectively guaranteed in a democracy which fully respects the rule of law. Even in genuine cases of emergency situations, the rule of law must prevail.



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